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Disney World 2017 Price Seasons



By Dave Shute

Disney World 2017 Price Seasons2017 RESORT PRICE SEASONS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

The material below shows resort price seasons at Walt Disney World at different times of the year in 2017.

(For 2018 prices, see this.)

Although this may change at the next ticket price increase, currently only one-day ticket prices vary over the course of the year–multi-day tickets do not, although they typically have an annual increase during the year. See this for more on ticket prices.

Resort prices, however, can be almost twice as high during some periods as they are at others.

In the material below, “X% Higher” means compared to the lowest prices of the year.

The image gives an overview of the year, with specifics in the lists that follow.

Disney World 2017 Price Seasons from yourfirstvisit.net

In addition to the details presented below, Disney ups prices even more during certain weekends and holidays–particularly over the Marathon weekend, Martin Luther King Day weekend, President’s Day weekend, Memorial Day weekend, Columbus Day weekend, and Veterans Day weekend.

Cars at Disney's Art of Animation Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

2017 DISNEY WORLD PRICE SEASONS: VALUE RESORTS

  • 40-45% higher–the peak season–begins 1/1/2017
  • Lowest of year–the value seasonbegins 1/2/17
  • 40-45% higher–the peak season–begins 2/16/17
  • 20-25% higher–the regular season-begins 2/26/17
  • 40-45% higher–the peak season–begins 3/10/17
  • 55-75% higher–the Easter season–begins 4/9/17
  • 40-45% higher–the peak season–begins 4/21/17
  • 20-25% higher–the regular season–begins 4/23/17
  • 30-45% higher–the summer season–begins 5/26/17
  • 20-25% higher–the regular season–begins 8/13/17
  • 5-10% higher–the fall season–begins 8/25/17
  • 20-25% higher–the regular season–begins 9/17/17
  • 5-10% higher–the fall season– begins 10/29/17
  • 20-40% higher over Thanksgiving begins 11/18/17
  • 5-10% higher–the fall seasonbegins 11/25/17
  • 20-25% higher–the regular season–begins 12/10/17
  • 40-45% higher–the peak season–begins 12/15/17
  • 60-75% higher–the holiday season–begins 12/22/17

Disney's Polynesian Resort from yourfirstvisit.net2017 DISNEY WORLD PRICE SEASONS: DELUXE RESORTS

  • 25-35% higher–the peak season–begins 1/1/17
  • Lowest of year–the value seasonbegins 1/2/17
  • 25-35% higher–the peak season–begins 2/16/17
  • 15-20% higher–the regular season–begins 2/26/17
  • 25-35% higher–the peak season–begins 3/10/17
  • 35-55% higher–the Easter season–begins 4/9/17
  • 25-35% higher–the peak season–begins 4/21/17
  • 15-20% higher–the regular season–begins 4/23/17
  • 10% higher–the summer season–begins 5/26/17
  • 0-5% higher–near-lowest of year–the value season 2begins 7/7/17
  • Lowest of year–the value seasonbegins 8/25/17
  • 5-20% higher–the regular season 2–begins 9/22/17
  • 5-15% higher–the fall season–begins 10/15/17
  • 15-20% higher–the regular season–begins 11/3/17
  • 5-15% higher–the fall season–begins 11/13/17
  • 20-25% higher during Thanksgiving begins 11/21/17
  • 5-15% higher–the fall season–begins 11/25/17
  • 20% higher–the regular season–beings 12/10/17
  • 25-35% higher–the peak season–begins 12/15/17
  • 40-60% higher–the holiday season–begins 12/22/17

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort from yourfirstvisit.net2017 DISNEY WORLD PRICE SEASONS: MODERATE RESORTS

  • 20-25% higher–the peak season–begins 1/1/17
  • Lowest of year–the value seasonbegins 1/2/17
  • 20-25% higher–the peak season–begins 2/16/17
  • 15-20% higher–the regular season-begins 2/26/17
  • 20-25% higher–the peak season–begins 3/10/17
  • 45-50% higher–the Easter season–begins 4/9/17
  • 20-25% higher–the peak season–begins 4/21/17
  • 15-20% higher–the regular season–begins 4/23/17
  • 15-20% higher–the summer season–begins 5/26/17
  • 15-20% higher–the regular season–begins 8/13/17
  • 10-15% higher–the fall season–begins 8/25/17
  • 15-20% higher–the regular season–begins 9/17/17
  • 10-15% higher–the fall season–begins 10/29/17
  • 20-25% higher over Thanksgiving begins 11/18/17
  • 10-15% higher–the fall seasonbegins 11/25/17
  • 15-20% higher–the regular season–beings 12/10
  • 20-25% higher–the peak season–begins 12/15/17
  • 50-55% higher–the holiday season–begins 12/22/17

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31 comments

1 Caylee { 10.03.15 at 7:46 am }

Hi Dave,
Love the information on your site! We’re planning a 2017 trip with two kids who will be 4 and 5. I know some of the rides close in January, but would it matter with kids this age anyways? Are the rides that close typically the 40 or 48 inch and above rides anyways? (I have short children). :) Any other reasons not to go in January? Other options are March, April, May 2017. What is your opinion on the best time to go (weather, crowds, cost all factored in)? Thanks again!

2 Laurentraywick@ymal.com { 03.02.16 at 2:34 pm }

Please send me info about Disney vacation 2017 April 1st thru April 7th

3 Dave { 03.03.16 at 8:13 am }

Sorry, I’m just a guy with a blog–I don’t “send.”

4 Dee McGee { 03.26.16 at 10:32 pm }

As stated in the article, this is projected information only and official resort rates are announced at least 180 days before January 1st.

5 Dave { 03.27.16 at 1:00 pm }

Dee, only twice in the last five years have the rates come out more than 180 days before Jan 1.

6 Ellen { 04.06.16 at 2:49 pm }

My husband and I are planning on spending a few days in Orlando to visit Epcot only. We are planning to go March 15-March 18th. We are both in our early 60’s. We only want to stay at a Disney property. Want to take advantage of the transportation from the airport. I have checked prices and it appears that pricing is not available for March 2017. Can you help with a recommendation of a hotel and which site I should use to book when the rates are available. Thank you for your help

7 Dave { 04.07.16 at 11:40 am }

Ellen, you can book now over the phone. See this.

My hotel reviews are all linked to from here. Among the value resorts, Pop and Aof A are closet to Epcot. All the moderates expect the Cains at Fort Wilderness are about equally convenient. Among the deluxes, the Yacht Club, Beach Club, BoardWalk Inn, Swan and Dolphin are all in walking distance.

8 Gino { 04.11.16 at 9:28 pm }

Hi Dave,
just wondering what is the best resort of some value (paying for the trip) for a family of 5. One grandpa, 2 adults ( daughter and b/f) their 2 kids 4 and 10?

9 Dave { 04.12.16 at 9:38 am }

Gino, there’s all kids of price points. Of the resorts on this page (which are ranked in order by price point, and linked to reviews)

Among the values, only the “family suites” will fit you (two standard rooms will fit, and will be cheaper than most other options)
Among the moderates, Port Orleans French Quarter and Coronado Springs won’t fit you
Among the deluxes, you’ll fit all but Wilderness Lodge and Animal Kingdom Lodge.

10 Don { 04.13.16 at 2:43 pm }

Thanks for the great info Dave. We are planning a trip there in late January-early February 2017, haven’t been to Disney in nearly 20 years (stayed at Polynesian then) and we always went in summer time. Is there any drawback to visiting in late Jan-early Feb in regards to weather or attractions? There will be my wife and I along with our 2 young children (7 and 1.5 years old). We are considering the Wilderness Lodge or Contemporary for the convenience with our little ones. Any advice or info is much appreciated, thank you for your time sir.

11 Dave { 04.14.16 at 8:59 am }

Don, that is the most common time for rides to be shut for refurb–not many, but expect 3-7 to be down. It can be quite cool. WL may still be in a refurb, so I would avoid that.

12 Don { 04.14.16 at 10:30 am }

Thanks for the advice Dave. Just FYI I spoke with our travel agent last night about the WL refurb and she’s been told that the “hard” construction is mostly complete and that “soft” construction continues and will continue for awhile longer. She doesn’t expect a major impact for guests by the time 2017 rolls around, but who knows this far in advance. Anyway thanks for the advice and resourceful website.

13 Dave { 04.15.16 at 9:41 am }

Don, as they say, time will tell! I’m at WDW every few months, so will post updates as needed to this page.

14 Midge { 06.21.16 at 2:24 pm }

Could you give me some advice on A of A family suites. We are looking at staying in one with 3 adults 2 kids aged 17 &12. Concerned over how much room we’ll have. Thanks

15 Dave { 06.23.16 at 9:23 am }

Hi Midge, see the material that begins here.

16 Josh Price { 06.26.16 at 1:51 pm }

We have went the past 3 years in late February and have loved it. The crowds are light (for Disney), the cost is on the lower side (again, for Disney) and the weather has been great. We recommend that time of year.

17 Dave { 06.28.16 at 6:46 am }

Thanks, Josh!

18 Los { 06.28.16 at 1:03 pm }

We are planning a trip in January with 2 kids and want to make it cost effective. With the number of discounts they offer, when is a good time to book for January trip if we are trying to get the best deal possible for room, tickets and dining plan?

19 Dave { 06.29.16 at 12:24 pm }

Los, if you book now, and a deal comes out, you can still try to get into the deal. Your chance of getting the deal is nether helped nor harmed by booking before it comes out.

There’s not likely to be much of a deal on the dining plan or tickets. Ticket prices can go up at any time, so booing them early protects you form future price increases.

The most likely deal is a room rate deal and a “play stay dine” deal. See this for how it looked this year. It was announced in late September 2015.

20 Rochelle { 07.02.16 at 8:40 pm }

Hi Dave,
Do you recommend visiting Disney World the week of March 13th? Are you aware of any dining plans or room deals at this time in the past? Thanks!

21 Rochelle { 07.02.16 at 8:41 pm }

I am referring to March 2017.

22 Dave { 07.03.16 at 8:38 am }

Rochelle, no, I don’t. That is one of the busiest and most expensive times of the year. See this. There’s been no dining deal before Augusts for years now. A room rate deal is likely, though–but on already very high prices (see this).

23 Velinda Corcoran { 07.06.16 at 12:21 am }

Hello! We are going to WDW for the first time Feb 6 of 2017. I was wondering if you knew of a resource that could tell me about ride closures for that time of year?

24 Cristy { 07.06.16 at 11:34 am }

We are planning a Disney Trip for December 17-22 of 2017. What will the crowds be like that week? We’ll go to the parks Monday-Thursday. We are planning for 5 kids along with taking my in laws along with us. Hoping to stay at a moderate resort (Carribean Resort) with two rooms. Also is it a better deal to take the free meal plan that is usually offered this time of year or the 30% off rooms. Thanks for your time.

25 Dave { 07.06.16 at 2:07 pm }

Velinda, Disney announces them usually around ~6 weeks before. One source that tabulates them is here.

26 Dave { 07.06.16 at 2:18 pm }

Cristy, for crowds then see this.

The value of the free dining discount (if it is offered then, no guarantees) depends on how old the kids are. See this for how the math would work (2016 example but should be close).

In 2015, the deal the equivalent dates at CB was 15-20% off. See this for room prices your dates.

27 Rachel Ozee { 07.14.16 at 3:57 pm }

We are visiting Disney June 2017 with our family of 13. We are staying off property in a villa resort. My questions is we are wanting to know where we can find the cheapest tickets? Also are the magics bands only available for those staying on property. Will we get Magic Bands if we buy our tickets through the Disney website? We would love to take advantage of how those work. We will just not be using them for our rooms.

28 Dave { 07.16.16 at 9:52 am }

Rachel, usually the best ticket source is the Official Ticket Center.

MagicBands are sent for free to WDW hotel guests. You can buy them if you aren’t staying in a WDW hotel, but they don’t do anything that your ticket won’t–you can use your regular ticket for FastPass+ which is the most important thing.

29 brianna { 09.15.16 at 5:38 pm }

i am coming 2017 and i am happy

30 Tracy { 01.06.17 at 2:33 pm }

Trying to find ticket prices for April 8, 2017 – April 12, 2017. I understand its Easter and Peak prices but can’t find out pricing. Pricing only seems to not include blackout dates which happens to be the dates I’m looking through. Thank You

31 Dave { 01.07.17 at 10:50 am }

Tracy, at the moment ticket prices vary by date ONLY for 1 day tickets. Is that what you are pursuing? See this for more on ticket prices.

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